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The Bartender's Tale 

Sam hires a waitress that Carla considers to be a perfect replacement for Diane: she's smart, talented and charming, and Sam doesn't want to sleep with her. But then her sexy daughter shows up at the bar and potentially ruins everything.

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Diane Chambers
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Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso (credit only)
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Cliff Clavin
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Norm Peterson
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Carolyn
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Sydney
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Brenda (as Brynja Willis)
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Bellboy
Tim Cunningham ...
Tim
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Frasier Crane
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In light of Diane's move to Europe with Frasier, Sam is looking for a new waitress. His criteria: someone with who he can have sex. Carla, who he has given approval power, is looking for someone a little more substantial as a waitress. After interviewing a few bimbos who Carla has exerted her veto, they come across Lillian Huxley, a matronly British career tavern waitress. She fits Carla's criteria to a T, even more so in the fact that she poses no sexual complication for Sam. Sam hires her, and admits after her one week probation that he made the right choice: she's a great waitress and the customers love her. He's even slightly relieved that no romantic complications will screw up this arrangement. Just at that moment, a beautiful woman walks into the bar: it's Lillian's daughter Carolyn. Carla threatens to quit if he goes out with Carolyn as she knows that will result in Lillian quitting. Sam begs Carla to let him go out with Carolyn. Carla agrees, only if he tells Lillian and gets... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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18 April 1985 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode to be filmed after the death of Nicholas Colasanto (Coach). He had kept a picture of Geronimo in his dressing room as a good luck charm, and after his death, that picture was hung on the bar/set wall in memory of "Nicky." This is the first episode in which the picture can be seen, behind Ted Danson after Lila spins him around at the bar and the camera angle changes so that the far wall where the piano stands can be seen. Though it moves around a bit depending on the episode, that photograph stayed on the wall permanently. See more »

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Carla Tortelli: [to Sam, about qualifications for a new waitress] All I want is someone who doesn't make us both think of the word 'boob' at the same time.
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The White Cliffs of Dover
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Music by Walter Kent
Lyrics by Nat Burton
Performed by the entire cast
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